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an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the youngest victims of the school shooting are being remembered in the nation's capital. 20 child-like angels adoshed the altar inside the children's chapel at the washington national cathedral. this happened on christmas day.
and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see enough cold air you start to see the snow develop from ohio to pennsylvania. moving into d.c. overnight tonight, into philadelphia and new york by saturday morning and on up into boston by saturday afternoon. it's a quick mover. generally speaking, the snow totals will be on the light side. we'll start in the next 24 hours. ohio valley, indianapolis, you could end up with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. as it moves
away. >>> a new jersey condo complex damaged by hurricane sandy has been hit with fire. about 100 firefighters battled the blaze. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling in the aftermath of sandy. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say several gas lines ruptured, which fuelled the fire. >> here's a look at your weather for the first day of 2013. thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and in atlanta, flooding is a possibility, as well. parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple of inches of snow and windy in the northeast. >> the midwest will shiver in the cold air. minneapolis in the mid teens. the rose parade will get off to a chilly support. seattle and portland in the upper 30s. the northeast, seasonable. miami is our hot spot. a balmy 81. >> that's where i'm going next new year's, miami. >> sounds like a plan. >>> 2012 has seen a lot of ups and downs in the world of sports. >> brandi hitt takes a look back at the highlights and the low lights. >> reporter: the sports world gave us plenty to remem
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that are already reeling from superstorm sandy. >> the winds were very strong last night. plus we are more vulnerable now because we don't have any sand out on the beach. >> we went through the previous storm and it was bad. i didn't expect another one that quickly. >> and harris, forecasters predicting an additional 4-8-inches of snow overnight in maine. back to you. >> harris: and ney kooiman thank you very much. let's learn more about what is coming. >> watching the storm moving east of new england. see it almost in the swirl in the cloud cover. there located in the large circulation coming around the storm. still strong windy conditions through the northeast and heavy snows flying across northern new england on into northern maine. the storm did leave behind a swath of snow west of new york city and into southern new england. a 4-8-inch swath of snow and up towards northern and central new england those areas picking up 10-15-inches of snow. not great news for travelers but better news for the ski resorts which had a devastating winter last year. >> harris: we still have another hall d
for a different approach. >> what he has done is sandy. he wants a wife and he's been marketing himself with a sign around his neck. it reads wanted -- a wife goes on to read no, not someone else's wife you idiot. one for myself. sandy has been married and divorced three times but he cheesinesses turning 40, and -- says since turning 40 and getting a little older he's changed his ways and he wants somebody with whom he can spend the rest of his life. but there are some nonane negotiables. >> my life was built around books. my oldage it's a perfect place for an old man. >> so sandy says he's going to make one exception. he'll consider a woman in her 40s and 50s if she's really interested in him and smoking hot. >> going on number four. mike? are you going to hang a sign? >> i think i'm getting ideas? >> you looking for a wife. i think i have an idea going here. >> got to go to new york now. back in half an hour. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ] i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharma
an outpouring from the community since sandy hook. in all manners. from, you know, teddy bears to cash. and i think this is part of it. i think people want to feel safe. >> reporter: for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who he says then handed it over to a gang member. >> if that person would have done something to somebody else with that gun, it would have been falling back on me. and i'm 52 years old. i haven't had a criminal record all my life. >> reporter: police say that's how even legal guns can pose a danger. >> i don't know that we're ever going to be able to disarm every bad guy here. but what we're doing is we're taking away the possibility. we're taking away the chance for a bad guy to get another gun. >> reporter: porter says he got lucky. >> it did go into the wrong hands but i got it back, and it's getting destroyed now. >> reporter: and now he has a little more cash in his pocket. >> 75. >> all right, thank you. >> all right. david ariosis there in new york. so david, the real question is, will these have any impact? >> well, do
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
, superstorm sandy. they do not think it was consumers fear got as much as it was on the drops of the markets in the middle east. back to you. lori: i think they did more online also. joining us now is founder and resident of sica wealth management. this is what i am thinking about with this disappointing sales. it is so difficult for the federal government. people are wary of all of the uncertainty. they are keeping their pocketbooks closed during this all-important spending season. do you see that as an interesting perspective? >> i think at this point, here you have this santa claus rally which is a market phenomenon that makes sense until it doesn't. that works until it doesn't. coming into this season we would have a typical 1.7% increase in the s&p 500. now, we are dealing with questions that will remain unanswered until january. that uncertainty makes investors anxious. tracy: we have for trading days left. what should we be doing? what should people be doing over the course of the next couple trading days? >> i think people should really look at their capital gains. we are at a point
events may have, of course, pushed consumers to spend less this season including hurricane sandy and concerns about how tax hikes from the fiscal cliff could impact their wallets. joining us for more on the numbers is michael mcnamara of mastercard advisers. great to have you with us. many analysts, retailers had high hopes for the season. i think it's looking weaker than expected. of course we had hurricane sandy and we're dealing with the fiscal cliff, as well. what do you think the big driver was of these slower growth numbers? >> well, good morning. yes, you hit on two of the big ones. really the season tripped coming out of the starting gate with hurricane sandy. the impact in the northeast and mid-atlantic, both those regions of the country actually had negative holiday seasons for the holiday-related sectors that we track. other areas of the country that were not impacted by significant weather in the southeast, south central, mountain and west, were up 2% to 4% year over year. so really depended on where you were in the country, how but during the holiday season. >> okay.
is sandy, 82 years young he should say. and ladies, he's back on the market. if you're looking for love, he's looking for a wife and he's wearing that sign around his neck that says so. >> that's not so bad. he said she's got to be 60 years old, has to live in town, love books and a sense of humor. >> obviously with that. >> he's been married before. he was married and divorce three times by the age of 39. >> wow. he says that he's "cleaned up his act" and ready to head down the aisle again. it's cute if you're that age. if there's a 30-year-old dude wearing that, i don't know about that. >> what is that like? that's like an elderly person's version of craigslist. >> it looks like he's got his act together. he's cute. if you messed up three times before you're 40, this could be it for you. good luck. there's somebody out there for you. >>> coming up, the vegetable, this is a good one. all of you are getting ready for new year's. we'll tell you about the secret vegetable that can treat your new year's hangover. >>> the nfl coach known for his winning spirit after facing a personal battle. he
are hanging near sandy hook t allntary. a candlelight vigil is scheduled to last all day today. h6 candles-- one for each victim shot at the school. volunteers are taking three-hour shifts to make sure the flames don't go out. ye're now one week away from the so-called fiscal cliff. heven days for the white house and congressional leaders to reach a budget deal to avoid tax increases for nearly every american. president obama is on vacation in hawaii, and that's where we find nancy cordes tonight. nancy, what can you tell us? >> well, jim, still no conversations today between owmocrats and republicans on how to avert the fiscal cliff, which is a sure sign that the senate majority leader, harry reid, a democrat, is working on crafting legislation on his own that he would essentially dare house and senate republicans to oppose. his legislation would likely extend the bush-era tax cuts for households making less than 250,000 a year. it might also include enough short-term spending cuts to temporarily offset for, say, six or eight months, the indiscriminate across-the-board spending cuts that
. this is 50 at sandy point. a little delay at the toll plaza. watch for some slow going in general around the area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you mentioned that the roads are wet. the temperatures are above the freezing mark. that means it is not a sheet of ice. be careful. 37 degrees at the airport. 34 in gaithersburg. closer to the freezing mark in westminster. north and west of the city, the potential for some black ice. near 40 degrees today. temperatures will basically hold steady. flurries ending in southern pennsylvania. increasing wind. >> good morning. how many players will play this weekend at how many will not? there is a misconception among the fans that they all will sit. they will play to win because they live for the competition. john harbaugh will sit some of his starters. there is a playoff berth on the line. >> once you start something, you have to finish it. our goal was to control the division. we did our thing with cleveland and split with pittsburgh. you want to sweep them and you are 2-0. >> ray rice 1 of 6 ravens to play in the pro bowl. we know wh
for one more suspect, a 17-year-old with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye. it appears superstorm sandy took a bite out of metro's already lagging ridership. a report says the storm helped reduce ridership by nearly 10% in october. the transit agency lost nearly 2.5 million trips when it was shut down nearly two days. it lost $13 million in revenue. ridership is already down 5% before sandy hit the d.c. area in late october. excitement is building for sunday's cowboys and redskins game. to there's no denying that. fedex field will be packed and you can expect huge crowds at bars and restaurants and anywhere the game will be on tv. john gonzalez is at fedex field. i've seen pictures in the past on facebook of you. you've been at a lot of games. will you be at this one? >> i will try. it is a late game especially for us. it's the hottest ticket of the year in the d.c. area. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was in 2006. that's part of the reason why this game was moved to a prime- time hour on national television. this is the big one. i can tell you, fans are really excited.
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
will end without having a vote on superstorm sandy aid. that was something that people were looking for. >> this is absolutely indefensible. the fact is every bit of documentation that was required by the leadership of the house was provided by governor cuomo, governor christie, merritt blob, everybody played -- mayor bloomberg, everybody played by the rules except tonight. indefensible. we have a moral obligation. the people are out of their homes, the people who are cold, the people without food, the people who have lost their jobs, they don't have the time to wait. we cannot just walk away from our responsibilities. >> and the senate had passed a $60.4 billion sandy disaster aid bill last week. the current session comes to an end today after the new congress gets sworn in. legislation does not, though, carry over from session to session. so consideration of an aid bill would have to start all over again if nothing is scheduled before then. joe? >> back and forth on this was whether it's direct aid or not, in the house they said that there were things that were tagged on. things for l
sandy, they are upsiding the surveillance bill, they are not doing anything on the fiscal cliff. is it helpful to have john boehner have his members back in d.c. running their mouths and offering opinions to all us reporters, i think the answer is no. >> no inclination the $250,000 or below can pass through the senate right now, kay bailey hutchison said she wouldn't support that type of bill. what's harry reid left to do right now? >> i'm not sure $250,000 could get through the house or senate at this point. republicans are signaling, as kay bailey hutchison just did, they want to move to $500,000. i think that would be a tough lift considering president obama offered $400,000 with $2 trillion in deficit reduction. >> from where you sit right now, i mean, you're so into the house gop, jake, i'm surprised you didn't end up in boehner's suitcase, we look like we're going over. >> it looks like that's the case and that's what gop aides are telling us today, it's very difficult and democrats are saying this too, it's difficult to see a way we avert the fiscal cliff at this point wi
on right now. money for sandy, the money -- >> what's the latest on that? really quickly. >> the senate's got to pass it. amendments to be taken care of. you say you don't have enough time to do this legislation that will keep us from drifting in to a recession, we need to do the same thing, the same amount of courage to deal with sandy right away and stop nitpick this legislation. >> congressman -- >> new jersey and new york are presenters when it comes to taxes. our state's pay high taxes. when were there when katrina victims, that's beside the point of red or blue states. you do what you have to do. that's what needs to be done right now. not only is the budget critical right now, sandy's critical and a lot of other thing that is need to be done there. amt. >> all right. >> look at the folks -- >> congressman. >> don't have a payroll. >> congressman, i have to cut you off. >> okay. >> but thank you so much. >> thank you, craig. >> keep us posted on the progress if there is any. >>> we have developing news now from the senate. just moments ago, vice president joe biden swore in hawaii
first responders at sandy hook and columbine were the teachers themselves. they put their lives in front of these bullets and in front of the shooters. let's not disarm these folks. we are certainly not training them to roam the hall ways looking for the shooter. we want to institute this conceal carry option in line with the district policies or school policies for the lockdown. when the lockdown fails, when the shooter gets into the classroom, the teacher doesn't need to do a lot of tactical training to access and engage a firearm pointed at the shooter that is to ten feet away and press the trigger. alleviating the option of jumping in front of the kids to soak up the bullet. >> cara costello talked with david keene about the move to arm teachers. here's what he had to say. >> 23,000 schools today that have armed guards. private schools and public schools. cops in the school program was initiated in the 1990s by bill clinton. whether an individual school wants that protection or doesn't want that protection is really up to the individual school and when we made that statement, whether
if not millions of americans. indeed we saw with hurricane sandy what happens when a major piece of critical infrastructure like your electricity grid goes down for a prolonged period. and our cyber infrastructure, our cyber networks, are ripe for those types of attacks. >> reporter: janet napolitano by the way is a member of the council on foreign relations. this attack was apparently detected relatively quickly but, jon, it may underscore the vulnerability a lot of computer networks face in this country. jon: well, so the website is working and it was, as you say, it was discovered fairly early. how does it work? what did they do? what did they accomplish? >> reporter: you described this as a drive-by attack. the idea wasn't really so much to target the website so much as the people that use it. we talk about high-profile membership within the council on foreign relations. you're talking about former presidents. even current defense and intelligence officials that mavis it this site on a regular basis the idea here for hackers was to kind of get into this website and then get into the syst
. that is our report. m >> today on "katie," the television debut of broadway hit "annie." >> come on, sandy! >> everyone's favorite hard-life orphans are back. katie: there's only one person missing. who is that? >> annie! >> after a search a new red-headed star is born. >> ♪ tomorrow tomorrow i love you tomorrow ♪ >> plus, an "annie" trivia showdown. >> punjab. >> in your face! >> it's an "annie" all-star show. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheers and applause] katie: hi everyone! hi! so, hi everybody, welcome, have a seat. are you excited? because i am so excited today. i love musicals, and i love this brotherhood way musical in particular. you picked a fantastic day to be here in our audience. you're getting two shows for the price of one. actually our tickets are free, so even better. the new cast of "annie" is here, which is so exciting. [cheers and applause] it's their first national tv appearance, and the 35th anniversary revival opens on broadway november 8. we're giving you all a preview performance. it's one of the most beloved musicals ever, an
had been sick. joseph romer and his girlfriend sandy are accused of hiding the body and cashing thousands of dollars of pension checks. >>> pg&e crews have now found the source of a gas leak in brentwood. a group of neighbors stayed awake all night though after reporting a gas smell at about 6:15 yesterday. people evacuated three houses that showed elevated gas readings on the 600 block of allbrook drive. the source of the leak remained a mystery for hours. then just after 3:00 this morning, pg&e crews finally found the source. the leak was coming from a cracked cap on the underground plastic gas main. after controlling the gas flow, crews dug a hole to squeeze it off completely. they have since fixed the cap and repairs to the street are expected to be finished sometime during the noon hour. >>> president obama called congressional leaders before he left hawaii searching for a way to avoid the "fiscal cliff." danielle nottingham is in washington where it appears little progress is being made. >> reporter: president obama and the senate cut short their holiday vacations to work
-old sandy of oregon. he wants a wife and wants everyone to know it. he figures an unconventional approach may work a dent in his favor. he often forgets he is wearing the sign. >> i'd like to apply for your leftovers. of ladies? you're looking for a wide? >> oh, yes. >> the lucky lady must be older than 60, love books, and have a sense of humor he says he will bend on one roll. >> it a gorgeous 40 or 50 year- old came along and said i am too young but i want to do this, i would probably do it. >> he had been married three times and divorced three times but does not think that to be a red flag for potential companions. hopefully he will never after -- have to resolve differences like people in peru are accustomed to. a festival where people gather to settle a score at the end of the year. the fights are generally in good spirits competitors shaking hands and hugging after they pummel each other. the fights are apparently ranging from legal disputes to stolen lovers. >> my goodness. what if you did not like the way i did the weather. could you pick someboyd more suited to my weight class? >
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of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just about every worker in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling in staff members for meetings on this saturday. right now we are told senate leaders are working on a potential deal. still our journalists on the hill are being told there will be no official proposals or votes until tomorrow at the very earliest. the time line qoo -- could not be tighter. we will begin seeing lower tax rates expiring and federal aid for things like unemployment checks. here is a statistic for you. if there is no deal in place for january 1st, those benefits, those unempl
of the deadline, and tonight the new developments. in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just about every worker in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling in staff members for meetings on this saturday. right now we are told senate leaders are working on a potential deal. still our journalists on the hill are being told there will be no official proposals or votes until tomorrow at the very earliest. the time line qoo -- could not be tighter. we will begin seeing lower tax rates expiring and federal aid for things like unemployment checks. here is a statistic for you. if there is no
crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the next. more than just about
love being on with you. i love being on with you. one last thing. we take a bit -- we make the sandy hook, which was a tragedy, a big deal. why don't the politicians come to the funerals of the dead african-american and latino kids who get killed by the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. t they're pushed to the side. i'm not diminishing the others. but president obama, show up at a funeral here in chicago as well. >>> we have showed you celebrities in the spotlight for giving. up next, actress eva longoria, who is helping latino women achieve academic success. long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> many of you know eva longoria as a fiery hollywood actress. but did you know she's also my twitter buddy? today we're going to show you another side to this star, a side s
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
to that? there was a bill introduced by the ways and means committee in the house, sandy levin that called for this legislation. the speaker was going to bring it up to kill it but he kobt kill it and then we moved to plan b, the debacle of all debacles. it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effort to send us something. he couldn't even pass it among the republicans it was so absurd. he meaning the speaker. so it's very clear now, mr. president, that the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. the house is not even here. he's told me he'll give them two days to get back here, 48 hours, not two days, 48 hours. they don't even have enough of the leadership here to meet to talk about it. they've done it with conference calls. people are spread all over this country because the speaker is basically waiting for january 3rd. now, the president campaigned on raising taxes on people making more than $250 thou,000 a year. the bush tax cut will expire at the end of this year. obama was elected with a surplus of about three million votes. he won the el
are getting privately trained use handguns in the wake of sandy hook shootings. other states are going farther. arizona's attorney general proposing to change the state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. the "l.a. times," the city of los angeles collected more than -- this story is unbelievable. they collected more than 2,000 firearms part of a guns for groceries buyback program. 75 assault weapons were included in that and two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. >> they got steak and shrimp for the rocket launchers. what about teachers with guns in classrooms? >> i mean, it's amazing to me. i had randy wine gart ten of the american federation of teachers on my show last night. it's outrageous to me on two levels. one, you're going to put more guns into schools it to try to deal with getting guns out of the school. you don't have money for students. you don't have money for sports and arts. you don't have money for anything you need in school, but you're going to find money to buy guns, bullets and training for teachers? where did the conservatives come up wi
off the shelves after fears of a ban on assault rifles following the sandy hook massacre. we're live at the white house with the latest details. plus this. >> reporter: i'm alina cho in times square, where just hours from now new york will host what is arguably the biggest new year's eve party in the world. number one tip. if you plan to come to times square, dress warmly. it is frigidly cold. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm suzanne malveaux sitting in for carol costello. this morning the clock ticking louder. the nation inching closer to this fiscal cliff. we could be just hours away from seeing all of our paychecks shrink. we're following all the last minute drama to avoid that, of course. brianna keilar is covering this morning's urgent talks happening in washington. christine romans is here to talk about the impact first, and alison kosik with how investors are reacting this hour. >>> first, another story. the health condition of the nation's top diplomat. this morning secretary of state hillary clinton is waking up now in a new york hospital. she is being
of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
. >> we'll never know how many lives could have been saved at sandy hook elementary if someone had had a firearm. >> reporter: since that shooting at sandy hook, more and more states are looking to join the handful that already allow guns in some form in public schools. applications at one ohio shooting class are up 20%. and it's everyone, from teachers, to bus drivers, to janitors, wanting to learn how to arm themselves on campus. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: this training was so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for you
not be any worry about paying for sandy, unemployment, paying for three wars. there would not be anything to worry about if the republican was in office. they want to spend every dime they can. host: jackie from georgia, thank you for the call. this is from our twitter page. t's go to the jump page -- let's go to the jump page for a story in "the washington post." point.nd one othoer poier here's more from mcconnell. [video clip] >> we took that vote back on july 25. it did not originate in the house. it has no chance of becoming law. that is what i said back on july 25. we allow that vote and i said we knew it did not pass constitutional muster and that democrats would proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house as the constitution requires if they were serious and as i called on them to do last week. the so-called senate bill is no more than a glorified sense of the senate revolution. let's put that talking point aside. host: mitch mcconnell -- or is a story from, "why they will not go over the cliff." "they see an advantage in negotiating with republicans that w
to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary, a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang, bang, bang, and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the parents whose children actually died. pinsky insists the lawsuit is not about money. >> hello. we didn't do enough. this should have never happened.
sandy relief. >> it was a 61 to 33 vote. 12 republicans voted in favor. they were mostly from gulf states. those who were affected by hurricane katrina, and you can obviously understand the need for emergency funding for victims of super storm sandy. harris? >> harris: mike emanuel on the phone for us outside of capitol hill. we appreciate it mike, thank you. along with the wrangling over the fiscal cliff. the fourth amendment debated heavily in the senate yesterday and today. and then a vote today to renew the nation's surveillance law. it's called the foreign intelligence surveillance act. and it allows investigators to monitor phone calls and emails involving suspected terrorists outside the united states. without a warrant. as long as the suspects are not u.s. citizens. critics on both sides of the aisle demanding more transparency though. arguing that officials could use the law to secretly spy on americans battering their fourth amendment rights. but chair woman of the senate intelligence committee california senator dianne feinstein saying the law is important to our nationa
. and this could become the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one, superstorm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas hoft united states. even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on this street. >> keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages. that could last for days. >> in the city to the countryside, people need to be self-aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >> make sure you join me for the biggest stories of the year in crime, politics, money and even the most scandalous. the top ten of 2012, season sunday night, 8:00 eastern only here on cnn. dayquil doesn't . really? [ male announcer ] alk
sales increased only 0.7%. hurricane sandy dampened the mood of shoppers in the northeast. and then there's the issue of the fiscal cliff and higher taxes. >> i think the worries of what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's tha
that will be most welcome by victims of hurricane sandy. we'll talk about the relief package. countdown clock continues to tick away, the debt ceiling approaching. lawmakers trying to hash out a deal and we'll take you back to d.c. for the very latest on what's going on behind the scenes. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. we were so blessed when we had triplets if by blessed you mean freaked out about money well we suddenly noticed that everything was getting more expensive so we switched to the bargain detergent but i found myself using three times more than you're supposed to and the clothes still weren't as clean as with tide. so we're back to tide. they're cuter in clean clothes. thanks honey yeah you suck at folding [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] one cap of tide gives you more cleaning power than 6 caps of the bargain brand. [ woman ] that's my tide, what's yours? than 6 caps of the bargain brand. well, if itmr. margin?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it take
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